Entertainment

This page includes resources for Coloradans to explore watch, create, and share content from home. These include virtual tours of museums and exploring writing prompts to keep our creative minds active while we are staying at home.  Do you know of a resource missing from this page? You can suggest a resource to add with this form

Free Ukulele Lessons

Free daily ukulele lessons from the conductor of the Rocky Mountain Ukulele Orchestra.

 

Free Guitar Lessons

Denver Guitar Orchestra is hosting daily free guitar lessons online.

 

2019 Youth One Book

Craft ideas to accompany DPL one book

 

Coloring Squared

Combine math and art with printable coloring sheets

 

Denver Philharmonic Orchestra

If you’ve suddenly found yourself at home with your kids and need some non-screentime activities to fill your days, we love this simple “draw what you hear” lesson plan from guest contributor Bethany from Seattle.

 

40West ArtLine

A walking + biking art experience in the heart of 40 West Arts District

 

Clyfford Still Museum

Welcome to our new online collection of 2,000+ works of art. 

 

Denver Art Museum Creativity Resource

Tools for learning at the museum, at home, & in your classroom

 

Denver Public Art

Self guided and virtual tours

 

The NoCo Home Show

Live music featuring Northern Colorado Artists

 

Colorado Symphony

Gather online each weekend with your Colorado Symphony as we relive some of the best audio-only classical recordings from our past few seasons!

 

Dairy Arts Center Virtual Content

Please enjoy a wide array of virtual content as you shelter in place, specifically created for Dairy audiences. 

 

Foothills At Home

Museums serve as important places for inspiration, reflection, and comfort. We invite you to browse our digital art resources.

 

Boulder Ensemble Theatre Company "Ghost Light Series"

The Boulder Ensemble Theatre Company is putting out a free video series of new play readings by Colorado playwrights, playwright interviews, called the "Ghost Light Series." The Series is named for the safety light, or "ghost light," left on in a theatre when the space is empty, until performances resume.

 

Inside the Orchestra at home activities

Each morning you’ll receive fun orchestra, music, and arts content directly to your inbox to engage your children in impactful learning at home.

 

Kirkland Museum of Fine & Decorative Art

The way Kirkland Museum displays its three collections gives it a noticeably different atmosphere than most other museums. The art is arranged in “salon style” with fine art (paintings and sculpture) shown in the same galleries with decorative art.

 

Storyline Online

The SAG-AFTRA Foundation’s award-winning children’s literacy website, Storyline Online, streams videos featuring celebrated actors reading children’s books alongside creatively produced illustrations. Readers include Viola Davis, Chris Pine, Lily Tomlin, Kevin Costner, Annette Bening, James Earl Jones, Betty White and dozens more

 

Fallen Owl Tattoo, Coloring book Challenge

The Fallen Owl Tattoo Crew has worked together to create an online coloring book available for free. We, as a shop have been a continued part of our community. Seeing a need to keep kids as well as adults occupied while staying home we created a coloring book. The project has been so successful a local JEFFCO elementary school is using it as art curriculum for the remainder of the year. Spread art not COVID

 

Hands on History @ Home

Welcome students, educators, and families! History Colorado make's Colorado’s history accessible to communities and audiences of all ages.

 

Lost Highways: Dispatches from the Shadows of the Rocky Mountains

In this captivating new podcast series, writer Noel Black and producer Tyler Hill set out to discover their home state of Colorado, telling stories from its history that you won't believe you've never heard. Season one explores the roots of familiar contemporary topics such as talk-radio culture, same-sex marriage, and American Indian mascots. It also mines insights from stories on Japanese incarceration and forced relocation during World War II, minority settlements, and the “Red Elvis,” a man who might have been John Denver before he defected to cold-war East Germany. Black and Hill, both veterans of public radio, bring high standards and authentic voices to the project. "Lost Highways" provides fresh context for dialogues and debates that have shaped our state.

 

Colorado Railroad Museum

Join the staff at the Colorado Railroad Museum as Executive Director Donald Tallman introduces the latest edition of the Iron Horse News video series.

 

Colorado Experience Video Series

A great video series about the history of Colorado from Rocky Mountain PBS.

 

Colorado Archaeology & Historic Preservation Webinar Series

Join the History Colorado Office of Archaeology & Historic Preservation staff for a weekly webinar series highlighting projects and programs in Colorado. History Colorado staff will be sharing their knowledge with you every Wednesday at noon using the Zoom platform. Click on any webinar to register or watch a recording of previous webinars.

 

Denver Zoo

Denver Zoo may be closed, but our animal care staff is still providing vital care for our nearly 3,000 animal residents. And we're here to keep you informed, entertained and engaged with daily videos, wildlife-themed activity ideas and much more!

 

Denver Museum of Nature & Science

Our talented educator performer team (the folks facilitating shows and experiments in our exhibitions and hosting our virtual programs) created a list of their favorite at-home science activities.

 

Colorado Outdoor Scavenger Hunt

This downloadable PDF includes a range of outdoor activities (many submitted here individually), but includes an outdoor scavenger hunt that can be completed at home or in your neighborhood, no travel required!

 

Family Nature Activities

These simple activities can be done almost anywhere, and require only household items, a yard or neighborhood location to explore and your family's creativity. This web page has many printable activity sheets.

 

Colorado Wildlife Coloring Book/Pages

This web page provides kids an opportunity to learn out about some of Colorado's most interesting and unusual wildlife species through age-appropriate activity sheets on a variety of species. This page also features the Colorado Wildlife Coloring Book, which is in both English and Spanish - and can be downloaded and printed for coloring fun!

 

Colorado Parks and Wildlife Video Resources

Colorado Parks and Wildlife produces high-quality videos with topics including big game species profiles, 360-degree park experiences, fishing tips and more! Videos can be found on the CPW website linked about, or on our YouTube page - https://www.youtube.com/user/ColoParksWildlife

 

Free online tours of scientific and cultural sites

The National Aquarium

Mars

The Louvre

The Great Wall of China

 

Westminster Eagle Cam

View the live video of the eagles,

 

Denver Botanic Gardens

Explore plants as you navigate the gardens.

 

The Wild Animal Sanctuary

View a full array of photos and videos of Colorado's Wild Animal Sanctuary.

 

Space Foundation Discovery Center: Discover Space From Home

During this period, the Space Foundation Discovery Center invites everyone to continue to engage with us on our website, discoverspace.org, through virtual tours, dynamic multimedia content and other inspirational educational programs and activities, as well as through our social media channels at Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn.

 

Fossil Posse Adventures: Dinosaur learning

Colorado's own Fossil Posse Adventures presents "Playleontologist" Billy Doran's online classes/shows on dinosaurs and the prehistoric world courtesy of Zoom.com, The links are on Facebook pages for Fossil Posse, classes are Wed & Fri at 10AM (mountain).

 

Space Foundation

The Space Foundation supports efforts to develop critical thinking skills and prepare students and educators for the scientific challenges and opportunities of the 21st Century. Find the new Auxilia video and webinar series, perfect for teachers and parents-turned-homeschool-teachers, as well as free virtual lessons and downloadable lesson plans, at https://www.discoverspace.org.

 

Science Activities and Programs from the Denver Museum of Nature & Science

The Denver Museum of Nature & Science shares resources to helps folks stay healthy, love science, and avoid boredom at home! There are lots of ways to learn while having fun at home. Raid your pantry and closets for everyday items you can use to explore science, math, and engineering. Art projects can inspire science investigations, too!

Denverite Things to Do

Things to do in Denver without spreading coronavirus; updated each weekend.

 

Sling TV

Sling TV is encouraging folks to "Stay in and Sling" with totally free programming, including thousands of movies and shows for kids and families.

 

Fishbowl

Fishbowl is a memory game that involves rounds of Charades, Password, and Taboo. Fishbowl can now be played online with all of your friends and family! Each household participating will need access to a computer and Google Hangouts, Zoom, Skype, etc. for communication and video. Each player will need access to a smartphone or tablet to connect to the game. Made by a Colorado web developer. Good for large groups! 4+ players recommended. The game is adaptable for all ages.

 

Locast

Locast is a not-for-profit service offering users access their local broadcast television stations for free over the internet.

 

Girl Scouts at Home- Girl Scouts of Colorado

When girls take the lead, great things happen! Even though your girl’s daily routine may have changed, there are many ways she can still participate in Girl Scout activities-- even if she is not a current Girl Scout-- even at home! New and existing Girl Scouts can also earn awards. Girl Scouts of Colorado has ideas for girls in kindergarten through twelfth grade.

 

Sundance School of Riding

Located at Arvada Indoor Equestrian Center, Sundance School of Riding is offering virtual lessons on horseback riding and horsemanship through their YouTube channel.

 
Join Colorado’s Modern Victory Garden Project  

Master Gardeners enhance Colorado communities through outreach, education and environmental stewardship.

 

A Crash Course In Colorado Gardening

Armed with a trowel and master gardener Jodi Torpey's expert advice, you too can conquer our semi-arid climate to raise some veggies—and even a flower or two. 

 

Audible

Hundreds of Audible titles available completely free. The online collection has been handpicked by our editors and is a mix of stories to entertain, engage, and inform young people, ages 0–18. The experience is completely free – no logins, credit cards, or passwords required. Just click, stream and listen.

 

Fantasy reading materials

Enchanted Living/Faerie Magazine has released six digital back issues (including their beautiful Tolkien issue!) as well as two fantasy coloring books and a picture story book - all for free. Download PDFs here

 

Journey Institute Press Writer’s Escape

The Journey Institute is a non profit organization and publishing house in Colorado offering daily prompts to help build your creative writing muscle and your community of fellow writers. It offers an escape from the daily stress of covid19.

 

Creative Writing Prompts

If you want to become a better writer, the best thing you can do is practice writing every single day. Writing prompts are useful because we know sometimes it can be hard to think of what to write about!

 

Lighthouse Writers Workshop online

From daily writing prompts and lessons from our incredible faculty to write-ins, archive snapshots, and live readings from authors on tour, Lighthouse instructors, and community members.

 

CO-LAB Daily Prompts

Every morning (March 30th-April 30) at 6am MST, we’ll publish a creative "prompt” intended to inspire thought and promote community.

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Gaia | Stay At home Colorado

Gaia, located in the city of Louisville for the past nine years, is powered by more than 100 locally based employees. Gaia is proud to team up with Governor Polis to help stop the spread of COVID-19 by offering this free resource to help Coloradans feel healthy, happy and centered during this time of isolation.

 

Stay in & SLING with FREE TV!

Get the breaking news and entertainment you need while you stay safe at home with SLING. SLING is a Colorado-based business, and we’re proud to work with Gov. Polis to help keep Coloradans safe.